This summer, Dartmouth will host a Summit on Sexual Assault on College Campuses for several hundred college and university representatives, experts, students and non-profit organizations from around the country. The Summit, which will take place from July 13-July 17, will educate campus and community stakeholders on sexual assault prevention, education and response, and will provide institutional participants the chance to learn about best practices and policy analyses to apply on their own campuses.
Dr. David Lisak, a nationally recognized forensic expert on sexual assault, and Claudia Bayliff, an attorney with more than 26 years of expertise in the field who has worked with the Air Force and with Legal Momentum: The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, are working with Dartmouth to develop programming and a framework for dialogue that will be productive and engaging.
The plenary sessions on July 13, 14 and 15 are open to the public, including accredited media. July 16 and July 17 are set aside for working groups, which will convene to prioritize work on key issues that will continue over the next year. This portion of the conference is open only to those who have expressed interest in participating in this ongoing work and who have received confirmation of their place in a working group. The working group format, as suggested by Dr. Lisak and Ms. Bayliff, will enable experts and practitioners to develop materials and recommendation in their areas of interest to share widely with other colleges and universities. Working group topic areas include: Prevention and Education, Direct Service and Response, Investigations and Accountability, Confidentiality and Legal Issues, and Research and Assessment. Our ultimate goal of the working groups is to produce specific materials and recommendations that can contribute to prevention and response on our campuses.
Conference registrants interested in serving on a working group will have the opportunity to volunteer in a post-registration survey. Final working group membership will be determined in consultation with Dr. Lisak and Ms. Bayliff to ensure that the groups are broadly representative of needs and issues around the country.
Last Updated: 7/15/14